10.10.5 Update Resetting Desktops

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by !!!, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. !!! macrumors 6502

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    Today when I updated to 10.10.5 I noticed that all my mission control desktops were gone, except for my main one. I also noticed Apple decided I needed iBooks, Maps, and Photos in my dock.
    I do have a Time Machine backup and tried restoring the com.apple.dock Pref as well as the ~/Library/AppSupport/Dock database file.
    How can I restore my Desktops?! I had them all sorted with different wallpapers and set apps to open in different ones!
     
  2. !!! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I re-added my Desktops and rebooted. Now they are gone!!!!
    WTF is happening?! Can someone please help as I would really like to just have my desktops act normal again.
     
  3. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    Yosemite has been adding a new desktop every time I reboot, ever since Yosemite came out. I delete it each time. If I don't, I end up with lots of them after a while. I have dual monitors, which may confuse it, because it does not add the extra desktops on my MBP.
     
  4. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    If you only use one monitor the multiple desktops don't appear. Have you tried creating a new user account, and seeing if the multiple desktop issue still occurs?
     
  5. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    Well, yes. I have an external SSD, connected to this dual monitor hardware, that I just used last week to test the integrity of the 10.10.5 USB stick I made. I did a complete wipe of the SSD and a fresh install on it, so everything is new and pristine. In fact I just now booted it for the second time only. Sure enough, there was an extra desktop there, besides the two for the two monitors.
     

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